67-year-old Albion native, William Larry Watkins of Nixa, Mo. died Monday July 20, 2015, in West Yellowstone, Montana. A 1965 graduate of Edwards County High School, he was a founding member of Countryside Christian Church, Nixa, Mo. He was a computer engineer for Digital Equipment Corporation which later became Hewlett Packard and retired after 38 years.
Survivors include: his mother, Thelma Jean Roy, his wife Shirley, two children, Kelly Watkins, William “Tracy” Watkins, and his wife Joni; grandchildren, Haley Gatewood, his wife Crystal, and Chelsea Fury, her husband Jonathan; great-grandchildren, Isaac and Adele Gatewood, Walker and Kinsley Fury; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends
Funeral services for William Larry Watkins will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, Mo with burial in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Mo.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time Saturday in the funeral home.